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  • New Materialisms Ancient Urbanisms

    1st Edition

    Edited by Timothy R. Pauketat, Susan M. Alt

    The future of humanity is urban, and knowledge of urbanism’s deep past is critical for us all to navigate that future. The time has come for archaeologists to rethink this global phenomenon by asking what urbanism is and, more to the point, was. Can we truly understand ancient urbanism by only…

    Paperback – 2019-08-12 

  • The Art and Archaeology of Bodily Adornment

    Studies from Central and East Asian Mortuary Contexts, 1st Edition

    Edited by Sheri A. Lullo, Leslie V. Wallace

    The Art and Archaeology of Bodily Adornment examines the significance of adornment to the shaping of identity in mortuary contexts within Central and East Asia, and brings these perspectives into dialogue with current scholarship in other worldwide regions. Adornment and dress are well-established…

    Hardback – 2019-07-29 

  • Relational Archaeologies and Cosmologies in the North

    Northern Exposures, 1st Edition

    By Vesa-Pekka Herva, Antti Lahelma

    In its analysis of the archaeologies and histories of the northern fringe of Europe, this book provides a focus on animistic-shamanistic cosmologies and the associated human-environment relations from the Neolithic to modern times. The North has fascinated Europeans throughout history, as an…

    Paperback – 2019-07-22 

  • An Archaeology of Skill

    Metalworking Skill and Material Specialization in Early Bronze Age Central Europe, 1st Edition

    By Maikel H.G. Kuijpers

    Material is the mother of innovation and it is through skill that innovations are brought about. This core thesis that is developed in this book identifies skill as the linchpin of – and missing link between – studies on craft, creativity, innovation, and material culture. Through a detailed study…

    Paperback – 2019-06-13 
    Routledge Studies in Archaeology

  • Historical Ecologies, Heterarchies and Transtemporal Landscapes

    1st Edition

    Edited by Celeste Ray, Manuel Fernández-Götz

    Twenty-five years after historical ecology’s multidimensional orientation has come to characterize many archaeological and cultural studies considering the dialectic of human-environmental relations, this volume’s essays collectively address the ways in which historical ecologies have challenged…

    Hardback – 2019-05-13 

  • Material Cultures of Childhood in Second World War Britain

    1st Edition

    By Gabriel Moshenska

    How do children cope when their world is transformed by war? This book draws on memory narratives to construct an historical anthropology of childhood in Second World Britain, focusing on objects and spaces such as gas masks, air raid shelters and bombed-out buildings. In their struggles to cope…

    Hardback – 2019-04-24 
    Material Culture and Modern Conflict

  • Objects and Frontiers in Modern Asia

    Between the Mekong and the Indus, 1st Edition

    Edited by Lipokmar Dzüvichü, Manjeet Baruah

    Focusing on the geographies between the Mekong and the Indus, this book brings objects to the centre of enquiry in the understanding of modern Asian frontiers. It explores how a range of objects have historically been significant bearers and agents of frontier making. For instance, how are objects…

    Paperback – 2019-03-20
    Routledge India

  • Architectural Energetics in Archaeology

    Analytical Expansions and Global Explorations, 1st Edition

    Edited by Leah McCurdy, Elliot M. Abrams

    Archaeologists and the public at large have long been fascinated by monumental architecture built by past societies. Whether considering the earthworks in the Ohio Valley or the grandest pyramids in Egypt and Mexico, people have been curious as to how pre-modern societies with limited technology…

    Hardback – 2019-03-04

  • Rediscovering the Great War

    Archaeology and Enduring Legacies on the Soča and Eastern Fronts, 1st Edition

    Edited by Uroš Košir, Matija Črešnar, Dimitrij Mlekuž

    The Great War was a turning point of the twentieth century, giving birth to a new, modern, and industrial approach to warfare that changed the world forever. The remembrance, awareness, and knowledge of the conflict and, most importantly, of those who participated and were affected by it, altered…

    Hardback – 2019-02-21
    Material Culture and Modern Conflict

  • The Road to Einstein's Relativity

    Following in the Footsteps of the Giants, 1st Edition

    By David Lyth

    Expertly guided by renowned cosmologist Dr. David Lyth, learn about the pioneering scientists whose work provided the foundation for Einstein’s formulation of his theories of relativity, and about Einstein's groundbreaking life and work as well. This highly readable and accessible panorama of the…

    Paperback – 2019-01-25
    CRC Press

  • Dirt in Victorian Literature and Culture

    Writing Materiality, 1st Edition

    By Sabine Schülting

    Addressing the Victorian obsession with the sordid materiality of modern life, this book studies dirt in nineteenth-century English literature and the Victorian cultural imagination. Dirt litters Victorian writing – industrial novels, literature about the city, slum fiction, bluebooks, and the…

    Paperback – 2019-01-17

  • An Archaeology of the Contemporary Era

    1st Edition

    By Alfredo Gonzalez-Ruibal

    An Archaeology of the Contemporary Era approaches the contemporary age, between the late nineteenth and twenty-first centuries, as an archaeological period defined by specific material processes. It reflects on the theory and practice of the archaeology of the contemporary past from epistemological…

    Paperback – 2018-12-21

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